My name is Mango!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Alamo, California - Mango
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Feral Cat Foundation

Facts about Mango

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
Mango is a beautiful orange tabby boy, about 2-3 years old. I don't know his original name, though he surely had one because he was a neutered male when found. His story started when a woman who had adopted a cat from me texted me to say her husband was out walking the dog when he saw a young woman get out of a car, walk over to a nearby field, and drop this orange cat onto the ground. He yelled to the young woman, "Hey, that's illegal!" But, the young woman merely laughed and said, "he's not my cat!" She then got into her car and drove off. Now, this was a field my adopter knew has had coyotes come through, so he was worried, and called his wife to report what had happened. She immediately texted me to alert me and ask what they should do. Without thinking twice, I said, "Get the cat!" I never thought he would get the cat, but 30 minutes later I was proven wrong. The wife called to say her husband had the cat, and the cat was in their garage, and they couldn't keep it. I immediately said, I will take him. So the wife and son came to my house and brought what turned out to be the sweetest cat ever !!! The following weekend, I took the cat, now known as Mango, to the vet to check for a microchip and to have him tested, so I could let him loose in the house. The vet soon came back with the news that sweet Mango had tested positive for leukemia! I was heartbroken. There and then, I determined I would do everything possible to ensure he stays healthy for as long as possible! It also turned out that he had an abscess on his thigh that I had missed, and what appears to be a scar from an earlier abscess just above it. This poor boy, who was tame, and an incredible lovebug, very, very sweet, and was not malnourished, had evidently belonged to someone who had bothered to get him fixed, but had then let him out to get into a fight with a territorial unneutered leukemia positive poor Mango was positive with leukemia. All the news is not bad, or, at least it doesn't appear to be the case, in that some cats do throw the positive leukemia off. Some are what is known as carriers, and stay healthy for years before succumbing to this terrible disease. Mango needs a home of his own where he can be an only kitty, where he can run and play (indoors only of course!) and just be a cat, but especially with a mature individual, someone experienced with cats, but with no cats currently, who has a low stress lifestyle, who understands that Mango could possibly get sick and die and not reach his normal lifespan. The thing is, no one yet knows how to determine which cats are destined to live a long life and which aren't. If you are that special someone, mature, loving and tough enough to handle what could eventually be the pain of losing him, and you have it in your heart and soul to give this sweet angel a good home as an only kitty, or if you have another leukemia positive kitty, please call or text Deborah at 510-909-4961. If you fit the profile for what he needs, but are worried about the costs for caring for him, he could be a long term foster and remain a Feral Cat Foundation cat. Please don't let that be a factor if you are touched by this sweet boy's story. He needs someone to love him and make him the center of their world. Are you that person...?

About Feral Cat Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

The Feral Cat Foundation (FCF) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose primary mission is to help people live with the feral and forgotten cats and kittens in the communities of Alameda and Contra Costa counties of northern California. We accomplish this through the nationally-recognized and effective method of "TNR" (trap-neuter-return). When possible, tame cats and kittens are adopted to loving homes. Cats that cannot be socialized are returned to the location where they were trapped and fed daily by caring volunteers. The lack of resources and a sanctuary prevent FCF from being able to take owner surrenders, rescue cats from shelters, or remove cats from neighborhoods.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Petco – Livermore
Every Saturday and Sunday 11am-2pm
4500 Las Positas Road
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone : 925-245-0563

Petco – San Ramon
Every Saturday 11am-3pm
2005 Crow Canyon Place
San Ramon , CA 94583
Phone : 925-275-2111

Petfood Express – Oakland-North
Every Saturday 12pm – 5pm
6398 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone : 510-923-9500

Petco – Dublin
Every other Sunday 12pm – 3pm
11976 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA 94586
Phone : 925-803-4045

Petco – Unleashed
Every other Sunday 1pm-5pm
4460 Tassajara Rd
Dublin, CA 94586
Phone : 925-875-0986

Our Adoption Process...

Screening questionaire to be sure we are matching the right cat to the right family, adoption agreement and we ask for a $100 tax deductible donation for each cat/kitten adopted.